29 juin 2016

‘Meta-portal’ of higher education resources in French

By Wagdy Sawahel. The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie or AUF has launched a virtual repository of educational resources called ‘meta-portal IDNEUF’ to provide free access to Francophone university resources. The global launch was held in Mali – Africa is the continent with the largest number of French speakers, 96.2 million. Read more...

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Universities to forge links with African counterparts

By Wagdy Sawahel. Egypt plans to designate 2017 as a year of African cooperation in higher education, research and innovation with a view to enhancing the capacity of universities, increasing academic staff and student exchange, and promoting joint research and projects. Read more...

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Drastic measures needed to rebuild higher education – Report

By Wagdy Sawahel. Entitled The Reality of Higher Education in Libya, the study was published last month by the Libyan Organization of Policies and Strategies or LOOPS, an independent, non-profit public policy research body that provides analysis and recommendations on current and emerging issues to promote the adoption of sound policies. Read more...

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Growing a generation of mathematicians in Africa

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Mathematics is “vital” for achieving a thriving science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, workforce in Africa, according to experts. Yet it faces critical challenges: low university funding, a regional brain drain, and reduced intake of undergraduate students, particularly women, in university mathematics programmes. Read more...

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Pilot study fills data gaps for regional STEM project

By Munyaradzi Makoni. Germany’s federal and state governments have opted to continue the Excellence Initiative funding programme for top-level research, ending a lengthy political debate on the issue. Read more...

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University reinstates worker suspended for flag criticism

Safe Schools co-founder Roz Ward will return to work after Melbourne's La Trobe University decided against pursuing serious misconduct allegations against her, reports ABC Net. Read more...

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China funds Africa’s largest university library

The Chinese government is wholly funding the construction of what is thought to be Africa’s largest university library, which is being built in Tanzania, writes Chris Havergal for Times Higher Education. Read more...

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University entrance exam cheats could face jail

For the first time, students who cheat during this year’s university entrance exams in China risk being jailed, state media said recently, as the government tries to crack down on a pervasive problem for the highly competitive exams, writes Ben Blanchard for Reuters. Read more...

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Data contradicts race claims against top universities

Students from ethnic minority backgrounds are up to six times as likely to get a place at top universities despite accusations of racism, official figures show, as it emerged white students are now under-represented at just under half of institutions, write Javier Espinoza and Jess Staufenberg for The Telegraph. Read more...

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University ransom payout ‘better than battling hackers’

Paying a CAN$20,000 (US$15,700) ransom may seem like a lot of money, but one expert says it's better than trying to wrestle control of the system back from hackers at the risk of losing data, write Dave Dormer and Stephanie Wiebe for CBC News. Read more...

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